|Subject:||Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: Removing a branch from my local database|
|Date:||Thu, 24 Aug 2006 09:40:08 +0100|
On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 09:07:03PM +0100, Andy Jones wrote:
> Mhh.. in fact if you are in the "I'm not sure I want it forever" area,
> you probably should better import it in a new DB, yes.
> To remove it from the DB you have to use the scary command:
> mtn db kill_branch_certs_locally BRANCH-NAME
> I'll run any scary command you like (on a branch I'm not developing
> myself), so long as you don't want me to do a sync afterwards...
Why are you afraid of sync'ing? It's not like the server will let you
corrupt anything :-).
> In order to get rid of the extra file size you'd have to create a new
> DB and locally sync the branches you're interested in into the new DB,
> and then drop the old one.
> Eeek. That isn't good. I would have thought that this was a pretty
> likely use case, if you compare with how CVS or Subversion is used.
This is the better solution, anyway -- don't screw around with db
kill_branch_certs_locally, that's a hack for very restricted use
(basically, when you want to try and rename a branch, damn the
Just from the start do
$ mtn db init -d cleaned.mtn
$ mtn -d cleaned.mtn pull file:dirty.mtn --exclude <branch to get rid of>
In general, we are still sort of working out best practices ourselves,
and changing around the software too (e.g., that last line wouldn't
have worked a few versions ago :-)).
It still would be _really nice_ to have more information on achieving
practical goals in the manual -- possibly organized in a
question-and-answer format. In the current manual, the reference
section is good, but the other parts could use a little work. My
feeling is that the tutorial is a little linear -- not everyone cares
about all the things it mentions -- but also limited -- some of the
"advanced uses" topics are a bit random, and would be more useful
if phrased in a more tutorial-oriented format.
"But in Middle-earth, the distinct accusative case disappeared from
the speech of the Noldor (such things happen when you are busy
fighting Orcs, Balrogs, and Dragons)."
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